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WaterAid wants global leaders to commit $1.2bn to water, toilets

Evelyn Mere

WaterAid Nigeria, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 called on global leaders to commit at least $1.2 billion to ensure all hospitals, clinics have clean water, decent toilets and hand washing facilities. Evelyn Mere, WaterAid Nigeria Country Director Its Country Director, Evelyn Mere, said in a statement that the investment would particularly impact on the world’s poorest countries. “Spending at least $1.2 ...

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Water: Disappearance of the blue gold

South Sudan water

Water they say is a source of life, which means that green depends on blue. From space our planet appears to be more oceans than earth, but despite water covering seventy one per cent of our planet’s surface, more than half the world’s population have had to endure extreme water scarcity for at least one month a year. According to ...

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FEC approves N32.4bn for water, road projects in FCT

Mohammed Bello

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 approved N32.4 billion for the completion of some projects in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello Minister of the FCT, Mohammed Bello, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the last Council meeting for the year 2020 ...

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Govt opens fresh contract bid for water projects amid Ogoniland clean-up

Marvin Dekil

The Federal Government on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 opened a fresh bid to select contractors to provide portable water in oil spill impacted Ogoni communities in Rivers. Coordinator of Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP), Dr Marvin Dekil Dr Marvin Dekil, the Project Coordinator, Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), said at the opening of the bid in Port Harcourt, Rivers ...

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Fishing: Makoko residents lament water pollution, dredging, seek government aid

Makoko fish oil

Residents of riverine Makoko area of Lagos State are not finding the effect on oil exploration in their waters funny. They are seriously lamenting dredging and water pollution in the area. However, they call on both the state and federal governments to assist them in their major occupation of fishing by providing them with good fishing equipment. During a community ...

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Billions lack safe drinking water, sanitation globally, say UNICEF, WHO

water sanitation

Some three in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report, “Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene: 2017 update ...

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Sanitation: Agencies warned against neglecting shared latrines

Andrés Hueso

Funding for safe, shared toilets in fast-growing developing-world cities is at risk of neglect from donors, policymakers and planners, a new journal article authored by sanitation specialists, senior economists and leading academics has warned. Authors from the World Bank, WaterAid and Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor have joined leading academics from the University of Leeds and the University ...

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UNDP, GCF address Maldives water challenges

Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, has said that the Maldives will benefit from the current transfer of Green Climate Funds (GCF) funds to an adaptation project run by the UNDP. While surrounded by water, many people in the outer islands of the Maldives suffer from recurring water supply emergencies. Variable rainfall patterns and increasing salinisation caused by ...

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Menstrual Hygiene Day: WaterAid demands improved sanitation access to women, girls

Dr Michael Ojo

On the occasion of the Menstrual Hygiene Day, WaterAid says it aims to help change the secrecy, shame and stigma associated with menstruation – a situation faced by some 800 million women around the world on their periods. “Why does WaterAid want to bring periods out of the closet? The easier it is for people to discuss menstruation, whether they ...

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NATO lawmakers warn on water shortages, climate change risks

Osman Askin Bak

Ahead of the G7 meeting hoding May 26 to 27, 2017 in Taormina, Italy, lawmakers from nations in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) are warning that climate change will lead to conflict and mass migration in the Middle East and North Africa, and are pressing governments to stick to their commitments under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, notably pledges ...

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